Beloved rock band KISS has reportedly postponed multiple dates on its current tour, following the news that founding member Gene Simmons has tested positive for COVID-19. According to a new tweet from the band's official social media account on Tuesday, they have postponed four dates on its current "End of the Road" tour — a September 1st show in Clarkson, MI, a September 2nd show in Dayton, OH, a September 4th show in Tinley Park, IL, and a September 5th show in Milwaukee, WI. Simmons is the second member of the band to recently test positive for COVID-19, with guitarist and singer Paul Stanley also revealing that he had a mild case of the virus.
We are postponing the next four tour dates. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new dates once announced. More information will be emailed to ticketholders directly. pic.twitter.com/b28fmrhWIe— KISS (@kiss) August 31, 2021
"KISS will postpone their next four tour dates," the statement reads. "While Paul Stanley recently tweeted that he has recovered from COVID, Gene Simmons has now tested positive and is experiencing mild symptoms. The band and crew will remain at home and isolate for the next 10 days and doctors have indicated the tour should be able to resume on September 9th at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new dates once announced. More information will be emailed to ticketholders directly."
KISS had previously cancelled a trio of shows — in Burgettstown, PA, Raleigh, NC and Atlanta, GA — after it was revealed that Stanley had tested positive. In a statement put out by the band last week, it confirmed that all band and crew members on the tour are fully vaccinated, and that the tour has a full-time COVID-19 safety protocol officer to ensure guidelines are being met.
Here You Go! pic.twitter.com/7Ef7oYEh6y— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) August 27, 2021
Stanley has taken to social media several times to share his experience with COVID-19, most recently stating that his symptoms were "mild compared to many others" but that they still took a toll on him.
My COVID symptoms were MILD compared to many others and let me tell you... It kicked my ass. It's over now. pic.twitter.com/8HDMjKZT37— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) August 31, 2021
The band's "End of the Road" tour has been going on since January of 2019, and has been billed as the group's final farewell.
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